To Black Eye Peas (BEP) fans, as you might have noticed, their reign is almost over because the latest album (The E.N.D) does not reflect what the band used to represent: the underground musical scene. They have become a very popular band producing pop music lacking substance. The music contained in the album does not impress. The mainstream production of the album is probably the fault of front-man will.I.am who was catapulted to fame by his work for Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign and his appearance in two Hollywood blockbusters (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and X Men Origins: Wolverine). For the album, will.I.am admitted to have been inspired by techno beats and his work with the Obama campaign. The album seems to be a product of Fergie and will.I.am with very little participation of the remaining two BEP members; Apl.de.Ap and Taboo who by many are considered the voice of the underground. The single Boom Boom Pow's 12 consecutive weeks on top of many charts is a proof that the Black Eye Peas have produced music to fulfill the insatiable appetite for popular music; or commercial music without any substance.
I will not buy BEP's The E.N.D but instead Moby's Wait for Me (Little Idiot). The Techno-rock star Moby has finally decided to go back to his original sound in his latest production. Moby and his timely collaboration with Amelia Zirin-Brown and Ken Thomas makes the album definitely worth your money and your time.
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